EMT501 Educational Applications of Information Technology (8)


This subject will consider a range of individual differences which influence student learning, methods for gathering data about learning, and ways of assisting children to improve and/or expand their learning using information technology. Students will recognise different kinds of knowledge, know the learning environments appropriate for developing different kinds of knowledge and be able to select suitable software for promoting the development of particular knowledge. Students will be aware of a variety of ways of assessing learning outcomes, be familiar with diagnostic assessment procedures, be able to assess the educational needs of individuals and groups found in normal classrooms, and be confident in selecting appropriate courseware to meet students' needs. They will also be able to effectively use a range of software in assessment, diagnosis and to support learning and know how to document the outcomes to meet the range of needs for students in normal classrooms.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMT501
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have a greater understanding of technology and its socio-political context;
- display an understanding of the nature and purpose of educational technology;
- have developed competency in using technology through involvement in a range of technologies across curriculum areas
- be able to implement quality teaching and assessment for learning in a range of curriculum areas;
- be able to evaluate software and hardware resources appropriate for teaching in a range of curriculum areas.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Computers in the learning environment - Digital technologies in the classroom - Administrative software - Academic software - Networks and the internet - Using the web for teaching and learning - Audio and visual technologies - Video technologies - Theoretical foundations - Designing and planning technology-enhanced learning - Issues in implementing technology in schools


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.